How Much Do Surrogate Make in St. Louis?

As a surrogate, you can earn the best pay by working with us. You deserve the best pay possible for giving the gift of parenthood.

The Arch in St. Louis symbolized a gateway as the country expanded westward. By becoming a surrogate, you can be the gateway to parenthood for those who may not be able to experience it otherwise.

You can make $50,000 - $110,000+ in surrogate pay in St. Louis for making dreams come true while also providing for you and your family.

Contact us online to learn more about getting paid to be a surrogate with the highest-paying surrogacy agency.

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How Much Do Surrogates Make in St. Louis?

You can get paid $50,000 - $110,000+​ to be a surrogate in St. Louis. Our surrogate mother pay is our way of showing how much we value your commitment to creating lives and creating brighter futures for everyone involved.

Your decision to become a surrogate is nothing short of heroic and our top-tier surrogate compensation is a token of our appreciation. 

The average surrogate pay in St. Louis is determined by:

  • Your income
  • Your experience with surrogacy
  • Your location

What’s Included in Surrogate Pay?

Think of your surrogate pay with us as comprised of two buckets, base pay for surrogate pregnancy and additional expenses.

Your base pay for surrogate pregnancy in St. Louis only begins once a pregnancy is confirmed. That base pay is distributed in 10 even monthly installments by a third party escrow service.

You don’t have to worry about any costs, surrogacy- or pregnancy-related, during this journey. It’s the last thing you should have to worry about and we see to it that that’s the case.

Here’s a complete surrogate compensation breakdown: 

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Total Compensation:

$50,000 - $110,000+

What's Included:
Base Pay
Think of base pay like your surrogate salary. This payment is deposited monthly once a pregnancy is confirmed, and it is entirely yours to use however you choose!
Pre-Pregnancy Payments:
  • Monthly Allowance
  • Start of Medications Bonus
  • Mock Cycle Payment
  • Travel Expenses
  • Signing Bonus
  • Social Work Screening Bonus
  • Medical Screening Bonus
Pregnancy Payments:
  • Start of Base Pay
  • Transfer Payment
  • Maternity Clothes
  • 3rd Trimester Self Care
  • Medical Procedures Bonus
  • C-Section Payment (if required)
  • Multiples Bonus
  • Bed Rest Coverage
Post-Pregnancy Payments:
  • Post-Pregnancy Self Care
  • Pumping Breast Milk (if agreed upon)
  • Counseling Costs (if needed)
  • Lost Wages
  • Spouse Lost Wages
Additional Benefits:
  • Personal Gifts
  • Referral Bonus
  • Life Insurance & Complications Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Housekeeping Payments
  • Family Meal Payments

If you want to learn more about which surrogacy agency pays the most in St. Louis and what we can offer, use this form to contact us today.

The Highest-Paying Surrogacy Agencies in St. Louis

How to Choose the Best Agency

Intended parents share the importance of connecting with your surrogacy agency.

To get the most out of your surrogate compensation, you need to work with the highest-paying surrogacy agency. We want to get you the best compensation possible for helping the intended parents realize their dreams.

You deserve to work with a professional who is all in on you, which is why our second-time surrogate pay rate is $60,000 - $110,000+.

You can become one of the highest-paid surrogates in St. Louis if you are an experienced surrogate earning compensation. Your familiarity with the process and track record of success don’t go unnoticed or unappreciated.

Here are some of the highest-paying surrogacy agencies in St. Louis:

AgencyCompensation Range (in USD)
American Surrogacy$50,000 - $110,000+
Golden Surrogacy$70,000-Did not disclose
Circle Surrogacy$55,000-$60,000

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How to Become a Paid Surrogate in St. Louis [5 Steps]

If you want to get paid to be a surrogate in St. Louis, these five steps are a good place to start:

Our Office Near St. Louis

As a national surrogacy agency, our headquarters are right next door in the state of Kansas. We’ve also got an office in Missouri. 

We can’t wait to hear from you and learn how we can get you the support you deserve on your surrogacy journey.

Stop by our office in Independence to learn more about how we can offer the best surrogate mother pay on the market:

14801 E 42nd St.
Suite B
Independence, MO 64055

What You Can Gain with Our Surrogacy Program

As a surrogate with us, not only do you get the best pay possible, you get a wealth of emotional benefits too. Choosing surrogacy with us means:

  • A sense of purpose
  • A chance to form lasting bonds
  • Learning more about yourself
  • And much more


What Does It Feel Like?

Surrogate mothers express the joys and pride they felt choosing this gift.


Other Things to Know About Becoming a Surrogate in St. Louis

Surrogacy Laws and Legal Professionals

Missouri is a surrogacy-friendly state when it comes to practice and compensation. Where it differs from some other states is establishing parentage.

Pre-birth orders are not issued in Missouri, but it may be possible to obtain a post-birth order. A parentage order may be filed prior to delivery, becoming effective soon after birth.

Post-birth orders for intended parents or married parents, assuming at least one of them is genetically related ot the child, are usually granted. Same-sex or unmarried couples where they are not genetically related to the child is still possible to obtain a post-birth order but it depends on your county and judge.  

You can reach out to these local attorneys in St. Louis to learn more:

  • Law Offices of Mary Beck, LLC (St. Louis, Columbia): Senior Partner  Mary Beck and Partner Joanna Beck Wilkinson have helped hundreds build their families through collaborative reproduction. Both are fellows in the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys and have more than 40 years collective experience in adoption law.
  • Midwest Fertility Law Group (St. Louis): Attorney Tim Schlesinger has earned an international reputation as a preeminent surrogacy and assisted reproductive technologies (ART) attorney. Tim is a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorney.
  • Stewart, Mittleman & O’Rourke, Attorneys at Law (Clayton): Attorney Allan Stewart is a Fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Technology Attorneys and the Family Law Section of the Missouri Bar.
  • Michael J. Belfonte, P.C. (Independence): Belfonte is a member of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA) and can provide you with the legal services required in assisted reproductive technologies.
  • Krigel & Krigel, PC (Kansas City): Attorney Karen S. Rosenberg’s practice includes matters involving assisted reproductive technology, both gestational and traditional surrogacy, egg donation and embryo donation. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys.

Surrogacy Medical Professionals in St. Louis

The medical side of surrogacy may seem daunting at first, but we can connect you with quality, experienced medical professionals. From fertility clinics for IVF to the perfect hospital to deliver the baby at, we’ve got you covered.

Fertility Clinics

  • The Infertility Center of St. Louis (St. Louis): Director Dr. Sherman J. Silber is one of the most well-known infertility doctors in the world and is the longest practicing full-time infertility specialist in the world. Their IVF pregnancy rate is over 60% per attempt, and including frozen embryos from one attempt approaches 94%. This is regardless of diagnosis, and they accept all of the most difficult cases
  • STL Fertility (St. Louis): STL Fertility is the only 100% locally owned by female physicians, all female fertility center based in St. Louis.
  • Fertility & Reproductive Medicine Center (St. Louis): The Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center has been a pioneer in the field of reproductive medicine. In 1985, the first baby in Missouri conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) was born to parents treated in their Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) program.
  • MCRM Fertility (Chesterfield): Peter Ahlering, MD is a reproductive specialist and the medical director at MCRM Fertility. He is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been providing fertility care for more than 20 years.
  • Veritas Fertility & Surgery (St. Louis): Veritas Fertility & Surgery takes a holistic approach to the medical treatment of infertility, using the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and treating gynecologic problems and infertility with NaProTECHNOLOGY.


  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis): The Barnes-Jewish Hospitals’ Women and Infants Center was named as one of the Best Hospitals for Obstetrics & Gynecology for 2023-2024 by US. News & World Report.  
  • SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – St. Louis (St. Louis): Recognized as the Best Maternity Hospital by Newsweek for 2020 and 2023 and designated a Baby-Friendly Hospital by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc., SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – St. Louis is the regional hub for maternal services and high-risk obstetrics.
  • Mercy Birthing Center Midwifery Care - St. Louis (St. Louis): The Mercy Birthing Center Midwifery Care is run by midwives with masters and doctoral degrees - all certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).
  • St. Luke’s Hospital (St. Louis): St. Luke’s Hospital was named one of the Best Hospitals for Maternity by U.S. News & World Report in its inaugural list of Best Hospitals for Maternity,
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center (St. Louis): As a member of BJC HealthCare, they share a connection with St. Louis Children’s Hospital, one of the top pediatric hospitals in the U.S. Their staff includes St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University neonatologists and pediatricians, who are available around the clock and attend all high-risk or complicated deliveries.

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FAQs About Surrogate Compensation in St. Louis

Is Missouri Surrogate Friendly?

Missouri is surrogate-friendly. All of the steps needed for a successful gestational surrogacy are permitted whether it’s the legality or the enforcement of surrogacy contracts. Surrogacy contracts and parentage orders are obtainable in this state for both parties involved.

Why Should Surrogates Get Paid?

Becoming a surrogate changes the lives of everyone involved. Not only can you open the door to parenthood for the intended parents you partner with, but you can create a brighter future for your family too with the compensation you earn as a surrogate.

You should be paid for your decision because it’s a big investment of time and energy to create families while taking on the physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy. We believe that investment deserves the best pay.

Do Surrogates Get Paid if They Miscarry?

Yes, you will get paid if a miscarriage occurs. If a miscarriage occurs, you are only paid for the time you are pregnant. So if you miscarry four months into the pregnancy, you are paid for four months.

The surrogacy contract you have with the intended parents generally outlines what the next steps are, but if you and the intended parents decide to try again, you only begin receiving your base pay for surrogate pregnancy once a pregnancy is confirmed.

Do Surrogates Get Paid Monthly?

Surrogates do get paid monthly. Compensation is usually paid at the start of the first month of a confirmed pregnancy. The monthly pay is determined by base pay. That base compensation is calculated by looking at experience with surrogacy, income and cost of living.

Do Surrogates Have to Pay Taxes in St. Louis?

As a surrogate, you have to pay taxes. The income you make is payment for a valuable service and is taxable as a result. A 1099 form from the escrow service that handles your monthly payments will confirm your income as taxable.

But not receiving a 1099 form doesn’t mean the income is tax-free. You should speak to a local tax professional to ensure you are following the law.

St. Louis residents also have to pay an earnings tax that is 1%.

How Much Do Surrogates Make for Twins?

You make $10,000 as a surrogate with us for carrying twins. You make $5,000 per multiple with us because we do not pay our surrogates for the number of babies they carry.

Our top-tier surrogate pay recognizes the energy and devotion you’re committing to creating families. That extra pay comes from the appreciation for the added physical and emotional efforts you’re undertaking by carrying twins.

Do Surrogates Get Maternity Leave in St. Louis?

Yes, surrogates get maternity leave in St. Louis. Due to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you are entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave.

If your employer or state does not have its own maternity leave laws, we will reimburse you for any lost wages.